Part of Your Diabetes Management Plan
Diabetes can significantly impact your eye health and vision when high blood sugar is left unaddressed, increasing your risk of serious eye complications, including potential vision loss. Regular eye exams can help manage your condition and protect your ocular health.
Our team is here to care for your eye health and vision. Visit InVision Eye Care and make annual eye exams a part of your diabetes management plan.
How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?
Blood vessels at the back of your eye help support your eye health, but high blood sugar can damage these blood vessels. Diabetes affects how your body uses insulin—it either does not make enough insulin or does not use it as well as it should.
Diabetes can affect your eye health if blood sugar is too high for long periods, increasing your risk of eye disease.
Patients with diabetes are at risk of eye diseases caused by high blood sugar, including:
- Diabetic retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that can lead to severe vision loss. High blood sugar causes swelling in the blood vessels located in your retina, causing fluid & blood to leak. Later stages of this disease can cause further bleeding or scarring in the eye.
Diabetic macular edema: Diabetic macular edema is a complication of diabetic retinopathy where leaking fluid causes swelling in your macula, the part of your eye responsible for your central vision. As the swelling continues, it can lead to permanent vision loss if left untreated.
Our Diagnostic Technology
With the effect diabetes can have on your eye health and vision, we take a comprehensive look at your eyes during each eye exam. Using innovative technologies, we examine your eye’s internal structures and assess your eye health.
Our team uses diagnostic technology to track changes in your vision and diagnose eye problems as early as possible. Some of the technology we use includes fundus photography, optical coherence tomography, and the Optos Optomap.
Fundus photography is a noninvasive imaging tool for looking at the eye’s internal structures. This low-power microscope helps us thoroughly examine your optic disc, retina, retinal blood vessels, macula, and lens.
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging tool for capturing detailed photos of the different layers of the retina. OCT is similar to an ultrasound, except it uses light instead of sound for imaging. The high-detail images OCT records help us identify eye diseases in their earliest stages.
The Optos Optomap is a retinal imaging device for identifying signs of eye disease. We use this diagnostic tool to capture images of the retina and optic nerve, helping us identify glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration in their early stages of development.
We’re Here for Your Vision & Eye Health
We understand the importance regular eye exams have for protecting your eye health and vision, especially if you have diabetes. Our team can use diagnostic technology to track changes in your vision and identify eye problems in their earliest stages.
Contact us when it’s time for your annual eye exam.
Come See Us in Saskatoon
Our office is conveniently located in southeast Saskatoon, near the corner of Circle Drive and 8th Street East.
- 10-3110 8 St. E
- Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2
- Phone: 306.373.2234
- After Hours Emergencies: 306-371-9911
- Fax: 306-373-2861
- Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed